Posted by Makk on August 09, 2002 at 20:46:10:
In Reply to: WTC proposal posted by Per Corell on August 05, 2002 at 16:33:39:
there is a new '7th design' proposal at http://www.wtc2002.com I'd urge anyone to have a look at it. Personally, I think the WTC site should be bought by the City of NY and made into a memorial of world class standards, not simply rebuilt into another set of offices as it would benfit the wrong people - and have the NY WTC relocated to a totally new site. Most ppl living in NY didn't like the towers because they blocked out so much natural light, not only in Manhatten, but even in parts of Brooklyn too as I have recently been informed by several sources.
Think about it, if they simply rebuild the WTC on it's present site - regardless of whether or not they leave out the original groundspace - it will be VERY disrespectful to the families of those who died. It is an EXCELLENT design - don't get me wrong..I love it! but I feel that this needs to be approached from a different angle and also that any new WTC complex would and should also be built with the citizens who would live alongside it on a daily basis in mind - not just the companies who will be making money on a graveyard.
The best place to truely appreciate the WTC when it was around...was in New jersey! In Manhatten, they provoked a rather cold air around the area...but it IS a wonderful design you've got there, and this is just my opinion on the matter in general. Would be lovely to use this design, but probably more respectful to use another site in the city of NY. It'd be like me designing a shopping mall to be built on the fields of Ypres..it just wouln't be morally right, respectful or in the best interests of those who would have to visit to remember their relatives. It would be much better to use the site as a rememberance park f some sort..totally open space that lets people remember their lost colleagues/relatives in open fresh air with plenty of plants and features...not in the shdow of yet another skyscraper blocking out the sunlight Manhatten gets so little of as it is.
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